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COVID-19 pandemic shuts down student exchange program; one of the 12 Class of 2020 valedictorian’s $1,850 summer trip to Germany canceled

Then junior Jason Liang (left) stands with his host, Sidney Zumkier, at the Bohemian Rhapsody concert when he traveled to Germany for The Friendship Connection's student exchange program in the summer of 2018. This summer's event got nixed in early March because of the worldwide spread of COVID-19. Accolade File Photo

Lauren Jung

May 24, 2020

Senior Samuel Kho had a month of his summer plans all set since November, which was when he first applied and paid $1,850 to participate in a summer German exchange program.  After graduation on May 28, Kho was scheduled in June to take a flight to Germany and to live in Stuttgart, Baden Württembe...

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